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  • Lab tests suggest some e-cigarette use may release high levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde

    Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.
  • Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says

    Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says
    Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? Many scientists think the basic chemical building blocks for biology were delivered via comet, but the building blocks -- and the building process -- remain a mystery. Now, a team led by French...

    Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it

    Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it
    If federal agents ever capture a stolen nuclear weapon — or have to investigate the detonation of one — they will turn to one of the most esoteric groups of detectives in the world. Investigators will need proof of where a weapon came from...

    Part 6: The Rise Of Global Companies Built On Invention

    When first lady Mamie Eisenhower ceremonially pushed the USS Nautilus into the Thames River in 1954, ushering in the atomic submarine era, the vessel carried 140 types of springs made by one Connecticut company alone. It was no fluke for Barnes Group...

    Tracking the Fukushima radioactivity plume across the Pacific

    Tracking the Fukushima radioactivity plume across the Pacific
    How long did it take a radioactive plume to travel the waters of the Pacific from Fukushima, Japan, to the shores of North America? The answer, according to a new study published in PNAS, is about 2.1 years. After an earthquake-triggered tsunami...